Vegetables

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, keeping customers in the right fields an... more

Suncrest USA doing lettuce the hydroponic way

Suncrest USA is putting its best foot forward to become a leader in sustainable hydroponic growing technology.

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Michigan producers of onions to vote on program continuation

Michigan’s onion producers have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program in a refe... more »

Local lettuce production pursued with hydroponic touch

Jim Day describes the hydroponic vegetable industry as “a very fast growing and exciting sector.” Day founded Suncrest USA on Jan. 1, 2012. As ... more »

Take care of weed control in perennial strawberry

Much of the 2017 Michigan strawberry crop was lost as a result of a frost in early May. The blossoms had not yet opened, so many growers did not take ... more »

Strawberry producer Koontz dies at age 62

Robert "Fritz" Koontz was born in French Lick, Indiana, but raised in Cave Creek, Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State University, he moved to Califor... more »

Brassica black leg alert issued in eastern Washington

Black leg is reportedly present in multiple counties in eastern Washington. Washington State University Extension issued an alert for growers of seed ... more »

Exploration of annual strawberry production pursued in Montana

Strawberries are a high value specialty crop with varieties hardy enough to grow in Montana. The high labor demands and pest management limi... more »

Striving for worm-free sweet corn

As some extra-early plantings of sweet corn are beginning to reach the silking stage, growers should have a plan for managing caterpillar pests. Phero... more »

Growing Produce in Florida

Tom O'Brien, president of C&D Fruit & Vegetable in Bradenton, Florida, says competition from other countries makes it tough to be a growe... watch »

Spotted wing drosophila threatens Wisconsin berry crops

Wisconsin Berry Growers Association says its nearly 90 members have been contributing money towards research to help identify management practices to ... more »

Cucumber downy mildew confirmed in Dorchester County, Maryland

Downy mildew on cucumber was confirmed in Dorchester County, Maryland on June 21. The cucumber crop should be protected with a fungicide that targets ... more »


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